Admissions

The Culverhouse College of Business Executive MBA (EMBA) program is designed for business professionals looking to take the next step in their careers.

The Culverhouse College of Business Executive MBA (EMBA) program requires a minimum of five years of professional work experience, active support from your current employer, and an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution. Contact our EMBA office for more details.


Prospective students for the UA EMBA must complete the following application steps.

Complete the Graduate School Application

To apply for the UA EMBA, prospective students must use The University of Alabama’s Graduate School application which includes a non-refundable $65 application fee for U.S. citizens and permanent residents, and a non-refundable $80 application fee for international applicants. Be sure to select “Business Administration EMBA” as your proposed major. The application fee is waived for U.S. Military Veterans.

How To Apply

  • Click the application button below.
  • Select “2023 Graduate Application” as your application type.
  • Select “on campus” as your program type.
  • Select “Master’s/EdS” as your degree type.
  • Select “Business Administration, EMBA” as your course of study.
  • Find your campus location and entry term below.

Huntsville EMBA Program

Application Deadline: July 17, 2023

Application Tips:

  • Campus Location: Executive MBA (Huntsville)
  • Entry Term: Fall

Tuscaloosa EMBA Program

Application Deadline: October 21, 2022

Application Tips:

  • Campus Location: Executive MBA (Tuscaloosa)
  • Entry Term: Spring

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Submit Your GMAT or GRE Scores

Required Scores

  • GMAT: 500
  • GRE: 300
  • Executive Assessment: 50th percentile or better

GMAT/GRE Waiver

The GMAT or GRE exam is typically no longer required for EMBA applicants who meet specific criteria established by The University of Alabama Graduate School. To qualify for this exemption, an applicant must have strong work experience (at least five years) and an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better or have already earned another master’s degree. Candidates with a grade point average below 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) may still be considered for acceptance with conditions. Please contact the EMBA office for additional information on this policy.

Please request that official scores be sent to The University of Alabama Graduate School.


Complete the Admissions Questionnaire

The Admissions Questionnaire replaces the Statement of Purpose required by the Graduate School. Please upload your responses into the “Statement of Purpose” location found in the “Upload Materials” section of your online application.

Contact Cheryl Altemara at (205) 348-4501 or caltemara@culverhouse.ua.edu for the Admissions Questionnaire.


Provide Two Letters of Recommendation

Applicants must submit two (2) professional letters of recommendation which can be requested through your online application. One letter must be from your supervisor; the second letter may be from another person within your company or a client. Please ask your recommenders to address these five points in their letters:

  1. How long have you known the applicant and in what capacity?
  2. What do you consider the applicant’s primary talents or strengths?
  3. In what area does the applicant need improvement or growth?
  4. Please discuss your perception of the applicant’s potential in a professional environment following the completion of the EMBA Program.
  5. Please provide further comments that you feel would aid in the evaluation of the applicant.

For additional questions regarding this step of the application, contact Cheryl Altemara at (205) 348-4501 or caltemara@culverhouse.ua.edu.


Request College Transcripts

Official transcripts must be requested from all institutions where you attended and earned 15 credit hours or more, and must be sealed with a registrar stamp or be sent electronically from your institution to: grad.transcripts@ua.edu. International transcripts must be written in English or accompanied by an English translation provided by the issuing institution.

University of Alabama graduates do not need to request their transcript/s from the UA Registrar.

Mailing address for transcripts:
Graduate School Office
The University of Alabama
Box 870118
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Street address:
Graduate School Office
The University of Alabama
Rose Administration Building, Suite 100
801 University Boulevard
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487
Email transcripts to: 
grad.transcripts@ua.edu

Participate in Interview and Provide Resume

A personal interview is required for all applicants. Interviews can be scheduled after the submission of your online application form. To set up an interview, please contact Cheryl Altemara at (205) 348-4501 or caltemara@culverhouse.ua.edu.


Once your application packet is completed, the EMBA Admissions Committee will review it as soon as possible. Applicants will be notified of the decision by both the EMBA and Graduate School offices.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Current Tuition & Fees:

$65,000.00 Total

  • Tuition: $63,000.00
  • Fees: $2,000.00

Tuition & Fees Include:

  • Course instruction and faculty
  • Some reading materials (free library resources available to all UA students)
  • Career counseling & workshops
  • Special program enhancements (outside speakers, leadership workshop, etc.)
  • International academic study trip*
    • Company visits
    • Consulting projects
    • Some group cultural events
    • *Does not include airfare from and to the U.S.
  • Lodging during the international study trip
  • Most meals during the international study trip
  • Air, rail, or bus travel between countries/cities

Lodging & Course Material:

Students are responsible for securing their own lodging, if needed, in Huntsville and Tuscaloosa while enrolled in either program cohort. Students are responsible for purchasing course materials including books, access codes, cases, additional software, etc. Students are responsible for purchasing airfare from and to the U.S. for the international study trip.

Financial Aid

The University of Alabama provides financial aid information and GI Bill services for qualified applicants.

Request scholarship information – caltemara@culverhouse.ua.edu.


NAWMBA MEMBERSHIP

As a student in the UA EMBA Program, all women are members of the National Association of Women MBAs.

NAWMBA is dedicated to propelling women MBA students and professionals into leadership positions in business. Benefits include exclusive or discounted admission to NAWMBA local/regional networking and speaker events, live training seminars, and career and leadership-focused webinars. Further benefits are career-related resources, including access to Ivy Exec, an online career resources web service, NAWMBA Career Center, and Job Fairs connecting employers and job seekers. Membership also includes an invitation to the NAWMBA Annual Conference. An intensive multi-day conference filled with career-developing workshops, inspirational speakers, professional coaching, and functional learning tracks.

In addition, the Executive MBA Alumni Network hosts an annual Women’s Initiative Luncheon in Birmingham. The EMBA Women’s Initiative Luncheon focuses on leaders from the private and public sectors who share their business experiences and knowledge, also serving as a forum for mentoring and networking opportunities with senior business leaders.

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